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Google removes the first search results after the EU decision

Published on 26 June 14
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Google has started removing some of the search results to comply with a European Union ruling upholding the right of citizens to have an unwanted personal information about them, hidden in the search engines.

The so-called "right to be forgotten" was upheld by the top European Court 13may, when he ordered Google (GOOGL.O) to delete the reference to the 15-year-old newspaper article about the bankruptcy of the Spanish people.

"This week we are starting to take steps to remove requests that we have received," said a Google spokesman on Thursday. "This is a new process for us.Each request must be evaluated individually, and we are working as quickly as possible to go through the queue. "


Google has received over 41000 requests within four days after he put up an online form allows Europeans to request that the results be removed.

Internet privacy took off the agenda last year, when the former United States national security agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of masssurveillance programs United States involving European citizens and some heads of State.

The EU Executive has criticized a number of major u.s. Internet companies such as Facebook and Google, on the processing of personal data is winding. The national Government has recently moved to strict rules on data protection in Europe for all companies, not just European.
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Google has started removing some of the search results to comply with a European Union ruling upholding the right of citizens to have an unwanted personal information about them, hidden in the search engines.


The so-called "right to be forgotten" was upheld by the top European Court 13may, when he ordered Google (GOOGL.O) to delete the reference to the 15-year-old newspaper article about the bankruptcy of the Spanish people.


"This week we are starting to take steps to remove requests that we have received," said a Google spokesman on Thursday. "This is a new process for us.Each request must be evaluated individually, and we are working as quickly as possible to go through the queue. "


Google has received over 41000 requests within four days after he put up an online form allows Europeans to request that the results be removed.


Internet privacy took off the agenda last year, when the former United States national security agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of masssurveillance programs United States involving European citizens and some heads of State.


The EU Executive has criticized a number of major u.s. Internet companies such as Facebook and Google, on the processing of personal data is winding. The national Government has recently moved to strict rules on data protection in Europe for all companies, not just European.

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